- Kwame Fordjour's fake UN Kofi Annan awards scheme continues to make headlines
- Details have emerged as to how he was exposed after pulling a fast one on recipients
- It took the diligence of two young men and their friends to expose Fordjour
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The story of one Kwame Fordjour using the names of Kofi Annan and the United Nations (UN) to dish out 'fake' awards continues to trend.
Kwame Fordjour, who holds himself as a Ph.D. holder (doctor), held what he called the 7th Global Leadership Service to Humanity Awards on Friday, August 28, 2020.
At the awards, 'Dr' Fordjour gave out plaques which had “UN Kofi Annan Excellence Awards” inscribed on them in a bid to draw a link between the scheme, the UN, and the late Kofi Annan.
Following the Awards, it has turned out that Fordjour is a shady character who has no connections to the UN or the late Kofi Annan.
By these revelations, the awards received by the likes of Sarkodie, University of Ghana Vice-Chancellor Professor Ebenezer Oduro, Berla Mundi, Chairman Wontumi, and over 20 other prominent Ghanaians, have been rendered useless.
New information from a social media user, Joseph Mireku, who has been following the matter, has detailed how Fordjour was busted after successfully 'fooling' all the 'big' men and women.
In a long thread on Twitter, Mireku disclosed that it was the work of two upcoming journalists that led to the realisation that Fordjour's scheme was fake.
The two, Abdul Karim Ibrahim(@IamKarimGh) and Isaac Boakye (@BoakyeNIsaac), had stumbled upon information that an award which was given to the University of Ghana's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro, was fake.
With the help of their friends, they set out to investigate and got in touch with Fordjour to seek clarifications.
But his responses were evasive and incoherent, increasing suspicion that he was fake.
After finding out more information and convincing themselves, the duo tried to publish the story of Fordjour being fake but were unsuccessful.
While thinking of what to do next, photos of celebrities and other prominent Ghanaians receiving awards surfaced on social media.
And it was this same Fordjour was dishing out the supposed UN awards.
According to Mireku, there was an attempt to notify Michael Oti Adjei of TV3 but it was not successful.
So the duo put out their information on social media and this is how far we have come.
Meanwhile, rapper and entrepreneur, Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, known in entertainment circles as D-Black, has reacted to the news of his award being fake.
In a post on Twitter, D-Black has lashed out at critics of award and citation he received last week saying:
“So ghana ppl ebe say we no like read or what? Lol. Where did it say it was a United Nations Award? Or as u see Kofi Annan’s image and name noor ebe UN Awards. Chale take ur education seriously oo yoooo lol. This ‘Dr.’ is a Character tho.”
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